TR90, a complete slimming program
As you may have noticed, among the many products on offer from manufacturers in the slimming and weight-loss sector, there are plenty of hard-hitting advertisements touting products that are each more revolutionary than the last. The TR90 program is no exception, and we wanted to find out more about this method and the slimming products that go with it.
Presentation and promises of the TR90 program
As we said, the TR90 slimming program is presented by the official website as “a revolutionary weight control program…that will enhance your figure for an improved appearance.” So, what does this program consist of?
First of all, the manufacturer draws our attention to the fact that TR90 targets 3 key factors in a weight-loss approach:
1. Increasing metabolism and energy expenditure;
2. Muscle maintenance;
3. Positive attitude and willpower.
To tackle weight loss from every angle, the TR90 program is made up of different products from the Pharmanex ageLOC range. They are as follows:
1. TR90 JS:
A preparation designed to build strong motivation, conducive to successful slimming.
This supplement is to be taken during the first 15 days of the program, at the rate of 1 sachet a day, diluted in water or your favorite drink (low-calorie, of course!).
Each box of TR90 JS contains 15 sachets and weighs 37g.
2. TR90 COMPLEX F :
To be taken throughout the 90-day program, this supplement improves metabolism and accelerates the weight loss process.
Presented in capsule form, take 4 a day, 15 to 20 minutes before meals, with a large glass of water.
Each bottle (63g) of TR90 Complex F contains 120 capsules.
3. TR90 COMPLEX C :
This product is designed to boost willpower and help you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Take 1 capsule 3 times a day, 15 to 20 minutes before meals, with a full glass of water, for the duration of the 90-day program.
The 52g TR90 Complex C bottle contains 90 capsules.
4. TR90 M-BARS:
These high-protein bars are designed to build and maintain muscle mass.
They are meal replacements (also available in shake form from the same brand) to be taken in place of one of your main meals, with a large glass of water.
The bars are available in lemon or chocolate flavours.
The TR90 M-Bars chocolate bar weighs 60g, while the lemon bar weighs 59g.
5. TR90 M-SHAKE:
A drink available in two flavors, chocolate and vanilla, to which you need to add 250ml of semi-skimmed milk to obtain a complete meal replacement.
M-Shakes contain vitamins, minerals and proteins.
In addition to all these supplements, the TR90 program comes with several guides to help you along the way:
1. THE TR90 GUIDE:
This guide provides information on food and exercise.
It is designed as a complement to optimize the benefits of the program.
It also provides a wealth of nutritional advice, the most suitable food combinations and the best fat-burning foods to eat.
2. THE TR90 LET’S GET MOVING GUIDE:
This second guide tackles another aspect of the program: physical activity.
It contains exercises that are suitable for everyone, and can be carried out at a progressive pace over a 3-month period.
It’s designed to increase your chances of success, through activity and motivation.
The TR90 program manufacturer
The TR90 program comes to us straight from the USA, from Nu Skin.
Founded in 1984, Nu Skin specializes in the sale of healthy products for the skin and overall well-being, including slimming.
Nu Skin is a major multinational. With a presence in 53 different countries, and annual sales in excess of 2 billion, the company is one of the world’s leading direct sellers.
It’s safe to say that this company is reliable and offers quality products.
In fact, Nu Skin was voted most innovative company by Forbes, a leading American business magazine.
The ingredients of the TR90 program
Now that the introductions have been made, let’s turn to the ingredients and review the components present in each of the products that make up the TR90 program.
TR90 JS ingredients:
This first product in the TR90 program contains the following ingredients:
1. Prickly pear or Nopal:
Nopal helps reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body, and regulates cholesterol levels.
Thanks to its high fiber content, it also helps reduce glucose absorption.
Saffron has a number of weight-loss benefits.
It increases energy and promotes healthy digestion.
But that’s not all! Saffron plays an active role in eliminating toxins and purifying the body, and reduces appetite and cravings.
3. Pomegranate :
Extremely rich in antioxidants, pomegranates help fight free radicals and thus combat skin aging.
It’s also packed with vitamin C, giving us a boost of energy while boosting our immune system.
Finally, pomegranates are said to have a positive effect on blood triglyceride levels.
4. Blood Orange:
This ingredient is a digestive tonic that also has relaxing properties.
Rich in vitamin C, blood orange has anti-oxidant and immune-boosting properties.
TR90 Complex F ingredients:
This Nu Skin TR90 complex is made from :
Extremely rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit helps lower blood triglyceride, glucose and cholesterol levels.
Thanks to its vitamin C content, it activates the immune system.
Finally, grapefruit helps burn fat.
2. Hot pepper:
Chillies boost the body’s production of adrenalin and noradrenalin. These 2 hormones promote the burning of fat and sugars stored in the body.
What’s more, capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilli peppers, stimulates metabolism and thus fat burning.
3. Blood Orange:
This ingredient has already been detailed in the previous complex, so we’ll let you refer to the next ingredient.
4. Green tea:
Green tea needs no introduction.
It’s renowned for its fat-burning and metabolism-boosting properties, and for its rich antioxidant content, which promotes overall health and well-being.
Onions are highly effective in preventing and reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
It has good anti-oxidant properties, and helps lower cholesterol levels.
TR90 Complex C ingredients:
This third product in the TR90 program is essentially composed of the following elements:
Cocoa is a powerful stimulant that not only fights fatigue and stress, but also has anti-oxidant properties that protect the body.
Its theobromine content makes it an excellent anti-depressant, and it also has lipolytic and fat-burning effects.
2. Pomegranate :
Ingredient already mentioned in previous complexes.
3. Morello cherries :
Morello cherries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
They are good for the heart, prevent the risk of inflammation, particularly in overweight people, and help lower cholesterol levels.
TR90 M-Bars ingredients:
1. Whey protein:
Whey protein is very rich in protein and helps build and maintain muscle mass.
It also has an appetite-suppressant effect, as it increases the feeling of fullness.
2. Soy protein:
A high-quality protein, soy protein has the same benefits as milk protein.
It contains all the essential amino acids, potassium, zinc, iron, vitamin E, phosphorus and B vitamins.
Scientific studies on the TR90 program
No scientific studies have been carried out to validate the overall effectiveness of Nu Skin’s TR90 slimming program.
However, some of the ingredients used in the program have been the subject of separate studies.
Here’s an overview.
Green tea was the subject of a meta-analysis confirming, once again, its multiple benefits.
This meta-analysis (a meta-analysis is a statistical approach that combines the results of several studies on a given subject) elucidated the real effect of green tea in controlling body weight, by reviewing 49 previously conducted studies.
The results of this study showed that catechins significantly reduced body weight, and also enabled body weight to be maintained after a defined period.
In conclusion, the researchers highlighted the positive effect of the catechin-caffeine mixture on weight loss and weight maintenance.
They also suggested that ethnicity and daily dose consumed may influence the effect of these catechins.
(Source: NCBI.Department of Human Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM) Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Hursel R., Viechtbauer W., Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Sep;33(9):956-61. doi : 10.1038/ijo.2009.135. Epub 2009 Jul 14).
There is also a review of the various studies carried out on the properties of capsaicin.
One such study assessed the sensory and gastrointestinal satiety effects of capsaicin on food intake.
Interpreting the results obtained, the researchers concluded that, in the short term, capsaicin increases satiety, reduces energy and the consumption of fatty foods.
Finally, cocoa has been recognized for its effects on certain enzymes involved in the digestion of fats and carbohydrates. This inhibitory action is thought to be linked to its polyphenol content.
We found this study by a group of researchers from the University of California, who tried to determine the causal link between high chocolate consumption and lower body mass index.
The sample population in this study consisted of 1018 men and women, ranging in age from 20 to 85, all from San Diego, California.
The results confirm a link between high chocolate consumption and lower body mass index.
In conclusion, the researchers say they are intrigued by these results and call for further studies to demonstrate this effect.
(Source: Jama International Medicine. March 26, 2012. Volume 172, N°6. Department of Medicine, Family and Preventive Medicine, and Economics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla. Beatrice A. Golomb MD, PhD; Sabrina Koperski, BS; Halbert L.White, Phd. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(6):519-521. doi:10.1001/archiinternmed.2011.2100).
Side effects and contraindications of Nu Skin TR90:
In the warning section, Nu Skin warns against exceeding the recommended daily dose.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women are advised to consult a doctor before taking TR90.
In addition, Nu Skin advises its customers to maintain adequate hydration levels and adopt a varied diet.
It also states that its “dietary supplement cannot be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle”.
For our part, we maintain our warning against the long-term adoption of protein or high-protein diets. We have already mentioned this subject on several occasions.
User testimonials on the NuSkin TR90 program
Not surprisingly, those who have tested this program find the price extremely high.
In terms of effectiveness, however, the picture is very clear.
The TR90 program not only helped almost everyone to lose kilos, but also centimetres.
Customers report a real appetite-suppressant effect, less snacking, more pronounced muscles and a firmer body overall.
Price and guarantee
A visit to the Nu Skin showcase reveals two TR90 packs: the TR90 kit and the TR90 3-month ADR program.
1 – KIT TR90:
This 90-day control program consists of :
- TR90 food supplements for 3 months: 1 TR90 JS, 3 TR90 Complex C and 3 TR90 Complex F ;
- One month’s supply of TR90 meal replacements (10 TR90 M-Bars with lemon and 10 with chocolate + 5 TR90 M-Shakes with chocolate and 5 with vanilla) + a 15% discount voucher for 2 packs of TR90 M-Bars or TR90 M-Shakes ( 1 pack = 30 units) ;
- 1 TR90 Program Guide ;
- 1 Quick overview guide ;
- 1 TR90 transformation diary with 1 pen;
- 1 Tape measure ;
- 1 Multi-compartment pill box ;
- 1 TR90 M-Shake bottle.
This pack costs €885.90 and covers a 3-month course of treatment. To order this pack :
This pack is actually a loyalty program, designed by Nu Skin to enable you to receive your products automatically on time, and according to the delivery date you have chosen.
This package allows you to spread the purchase amount over three months/three invoices.
In reality, it’s no different from the first package. They are the same, only the payment formula differs.
The first advance for this program is €452.61.
Nu Skin adds this note: “please note that the price for months 2 and 3 will be 41.6% lower than the kit price for the first month”!
We found no mention of a money-back guarantee on the Nu Skin website.
Our opinion on TR90
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